Autism/Asperger's/PDD Awareness

We are a community of many mothers coming together as one. We like to discuss many aspects of our lives, drawing from our common experience as parents, family members and those caring for children on the autism spectrum.

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Asperger's and High School

My son is 15 and started high school this week. Although he goes to a resource class once per day, he's still in regular classes with all other students and is required to...

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Hi

Hello I have a 9yr old son with hydrocephalus/dandy walker syndrome. Just wanted to say Hello.

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Tomatis therapy

Has anyone tried this? I have started this for my 9 yera old son ( high functioning autism). He has become hyperactive and is drooling often. anyone seeing this? ~Aruna.

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NEED ADVISE

OK lets start my son is almost 3 hell turn 3 in October. some of the things my son goes threw everyday would be...rituals he has a bunch when they get disrupted he will have a...

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What a wild ride!

I just need to vent and say that today has been a wild and crazy ride. Zachary my 3 year old with autism had a very moody day. HE was as high as a kite then as low as can be....

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NEW TO SITE

Hello my name is kisha i have fiv childre but the my 9 yr and 8 yr old has been diagontics with autism.My eight year old has ppd and is mildly mentally retarded but is a very...

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AUTISM

Hi to all i have a 6 yrs old with autism, her name is NEVEAH. my lil girl is my all she have one big brother that help her so much and her other brother she is learning from...

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agression

My son is diagnosed autistic at age 3. He has always been very kind non-aggessive. He has started to yell and scream. Is this age appropriate for autistic children.

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Trouble getting diagnosis

Hi everyone, I am a mom of a 19 year old son that I believe has Aspergers. When he was in therapy in 5th grade his doctor agreed but was not one that could prescribe meds.. I...

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Service Dog

I am looking for recommendations for service dog trainers in the pdx area, or information on how to train your own service dog.

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Help and support

Hello everyone, This is my first post on this website so please bare with me. I have a beautiful lil son affectionately called Squashy, (Joshua) that is Autistic and has...

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Socialising at School

I am a mum of an 11 year old with High Functioning Autism. I find it hard to get him to join in or socialise in the playground. He isn't sporty and just hangs around the edges...

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My son keeps stealing

Hello my son is 10 years old and has ASD . He keeps stealing from people and from stores. I have to check his pockets consistently and just recently while on vacation he stole...

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My son keeps stealing

Hello my son is 10 years old and has ASD . He keeps stealing from people and from stores. I have to check his pockets consistently and just recently while on vacation he stole...

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gardianship

my 20 year old autistic son wants to leave his dads house to live with me. I dont know if its legal for him to just leave his dad. But he says he is very unhappy and i want to...

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Swimming lessons

We are trying to teach our 9 year old how to swim any suggestions? Group lessons went ok but they decided she would benefit better from one on one lessons, but we couldn't get...

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Is this autism?

My daughter is only diagnosed with developmental delays and sensory processing disorder. But I think it may be autism, is it? She only eats macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets,...

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Toothpaste

I need advice for my 14 year old who will only use children's toothpaste due to the taste of adult toothpaste. His teeth are pretty yellow and no cavities, but I need a whitener...

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Tap To Talk

I have a 5 year old with ASD and he is non verbal, he has started using the PECS system at nursery and at home. Whilst scaning the internet yesterday i come across this system...